Now I'm not claiming to have all the answers to this rather tricky conundrum, but I do have a few suggestions that might give things a gentle shove in the right direction. No matter from what angle the potential peace process is approached, it is almost unanimously agreed that little headway will be made without a softening of hearts.
Fair enough, I can accept this. In doing so, an old adage springs to mind. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If the relevant leaders in conflict could all sit down together and share a nice meal, then perhaps a few barriers might begin to crumble. Unfortunately, differing religions follow differing dietary laws which once again bring them into conflict.
However progress is already being made in this area. The Muslims have already named their dietary laws after an Israeli Airline. I believe the Jews should make the next move. Perhaps a little dabble with semantics and another step closer to peace can be achieved. How about renaming hot cross buns as infidel buns. Suddenly they become acceptable to the Jews. Then the Jews and Christians can sit down together and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and a sticky bun. What could be more peaceful than that?No matter what they think they're eating, you know somebody will be feeding them all horses eventually anyway!